Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Land of the Long White Cloud, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Phillip Sparke

Philip Sparke


Subtitle: Aotearoa


General Info

Year: 1980 / 1988 / 1996
Duration: c. 13:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass band
Publisher: G & M Brand
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $130.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tenor Drum
  • Xylophone (4.3 octaves)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Long before Europeans ventured out of sight of land, the bold and restless ancestors of the Maori people were making voyages of thousands of miles across the world's greatest oceans. It was around 1000 A.D. that they landed in New Zealand.

The discovery of New Zealand is attributed in Maori tradition to Kupe and the circumstances of the landfall gave the country its Maori name.

As land was approached, a long, flat volcanic cloud could be seen. Kupe's wife, Hine-te-aparangi, looked to the horizon and cried out, "he ao! He ao! A cloud! A cloud!" The name of Aotearoa was given to the islands - The Land of the Long White Cloud.

The Land of the Long White Cloud (Aotearoa) was originally conceived as a brass band work as a result of a commission by the New Zealand Brass Band Association for their National Championships held in 1980 in Christchurch, New Zealand. This transcription by the composer was commissioned by Keith Allen and Birmingham Schools' Wind Orchestra who gave the first performance in the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, England on Sunday 15 May 1988.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Sparke, P. (1996). The Land of the Long White Cloud : Aotearoa [score]. Brand: Wingate, Bucks.